Kawasaki Zephyr 750 (ZR 750)

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Kawasaki Zephyr 750

The Kawasaki Zephyr 750 first appeared in 1991. It was based on the inline 4-cylinder engine from the sports version of the Kawasaki GPZ 750, which was air-cooled and 2 valves per cylinder. Despite the archaism of the Kawasaki Zephyr 750, it was produced for almost 17 years and was officially discontinued only in 2006.

The motorcycle features a classic steel duplex frame, a round headlight, a simple telescopic fork at the front and a double shock absorber at the rear. The Kawasaki Zephyr 750 engine does not have outstanding technical characteristics and produces only 72 hp. power, maximum torque (59 Nm) is already available at 7,500 rpm.

In 1999, a more modern model Kawasaki ZR-7 appeared on the market as the successor to the Kawasaki Zephyr 750, which still had the same old 8-valve air engine (albeit slightly modified). The Kawasaki Zephyr 750 continued to be produced in parallel until 2006.

Major modifications:

  • Kawasaki Zephyr 750 is the regular version of the motorcycle.
  • Kawasaki Zephyr 750 RS - version with classic spoke wheels.

The lineup of the Kawasaki Zephyr series:

The main competitors of the Kawasaki Zephyr 750 in the class:


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Specifications Kawasaki Zephyr 750:

ModelKawasaki Zephyr 750
Motorcycle typeclassic
Release year1991-2006
Framesteel tubular
Engine type4-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume738 cm³
Bore / Stroke66.0 x 54.0 mm
Compression ratio9.5: 1
Number of valves per cylinderDOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemCarburetor, 4x Keihin CVK32
Ignition typefully transistor
Maximum power68.0 h.p. (50.0 kW) @ 9500 rpm - Zephyr 750 (Japanese versions)

72.0 h.p. (53.0 kW) @ 9500 rpm - Zephyr 750 (European versions, 1991-1995)

76.0 h.p. (56.0 kW) @ 9500 rpm - Zephyr 750 (European versions, 1996+)

Maximum torque54.0 Nm (5.5 kg * m) @ 7500 rpm - Zephyr 750 (Japanese versions)

59.0 Nm (6.0 kg * m) @ 7500 rpm - Zephyr 750 (European versions, 1991-1995)

Drive typechain
Front tire size120 / 70-17 (58H)
Rear tire size150 / 70-17 (69H)
Front brakes2 discs, 300mm, 2-piston calipers
Rear brakes1 disc, 240 mm, 2-piston caliper
Front suspension41mm Telescopic Fork (Fixed), 140mm Travel
Rear suspensionpendulum with two shock absorbers (non-adjustable), stroke - 115 mm
Motorcycle length2105 mm
Motorcycle width770 mm
Motorcycle height1095 mm
Wheelbase1455 mm
Saddle height780 mm
Minimum ground clearance150 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h5.0 sec
Maximum speed201 km / h
Fuel tank capacity17.0 l (including reserve - 3.0 l)
Motorcycle weight (dry)201 kg - Zephyr 750

212 kg - Zephyr 750 RS